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Online edition of Summer 2016 OT Matters now available

September 16, 2016

The online edition of the Summer 2016 OT Matters, an annual news publication for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Occupational Therapy Program, is now available.

The OT Program is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.

2016 OT MattersThe cover story for this most recent edition of OT Matters highlights the important work of Assistant Professor Brittany Travers, who is conducting leading-edge research involving motor and brain development in children with autism.

Additional highlights include:

Letter from the Director: Ruth Benedict explains how OT matters to the lives of people of diverse ages, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures who depend on the profession to overcome health or educational challenges.

OT News and notes: Check out some program highlights from the past year.

Faculty publications: Take a look at the important contributions the OT faculty are making to the field.

New program: Prepare for a leadership role with the online Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.

Featured alum: After a successful career at Saint Louis University, Karen Barney is helping prisoners reintegrate into society.

2016 Thompson Memorial Lecture: Western Ontario's Debbie Laliberte Rudman delivers keynote, while occupational therapists with the Madison Metropolitan School District receive Preceptor of the Year honors.

Student news:  Learn about some of the work being conducted by UW-Madison's Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) during the 2015-16 academic year.

Alumni updates: Make sure and keep tabs on the range of exciting news shared by some of your fellow alums.

And to view a pdf of the Summer 2016 OT Matters print edition, click here